How to Promote Egg Laying in Hens

We all want great chicken layers. They produce the best, healthiest and yummiest eggs! If you want to know how to get the best eggs out of your chickens, continue reading.

Steps

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    Buy or build a suitable chicken coop to protect your hens. Give them enough space and make sure it is safe from predators to prevent your hens from getting stressed and not laying any eggs.
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    Give your hens fresh food and water everyday. Feed your hens layer pellets and provide a bowl full of grit and crushed oyster shells, they love table scraps as well.
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    Build nesting boxes in their coop. Now your hens will have some privacy when they lay their eggs and not feel too stressed.
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    Add bedding in the boxes such as wood shaving or straw. This is to keep your hens comfortable and warm meaning they will most likely nest in the box.
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    Clean the coop at least once a month. A dirty pen will not be very good as it reduces the comfort and health of your hens.
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    Provide more crushed oyster shells if the eggs are too soft. Mix the crushed oyster shells in their feed and the calcium in them will make the egg shells become harder.
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    Gather your eggs once a day. This way you will know you are getting fresh eggs and you are keeping track of all the eggs you are receiving.

Tips

  • Consider buying a good egg laying breed and adding them to the flock.

Things You'll Need

  • Chicken coop
  • Chicken feed (layer pellets)
  • Grit
  • Crushed oyster shells
  • Water
  • Nesting boxes
  • Bedding for nest boxes (preferably hay or straw)

Article Info

Categories: Chickens